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1 April 2008

Why Are Children’s Rights an Issue for Investors?

Author: Anne Kvam, Director of Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Mgmt, in Compact Quarterly

…[T]he effort to safeguard children’s rights is…important from a financial perspective…NBIM [Norges Bank Investment Management] has chosen children’s rights and child labour as one of the strategic areas for corporate governance and corporate...

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28 January 2009

New Report Urges Financial Industry to Integrate Sustainable Investing Practices

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30 January 2009

[PDF] Future proof? Embedding environmental, social and governance issues in investment markets

Author: Ivo Knoepfel & Gordon Hagart, onValues Ltd., report produced by IFC, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UN Global Compact

[Outcomes of the Who Cares Wins Initiative 2004–2008, a joint initiative of the financial industry and the UN Global Compact, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Swiss Government.] This report summarises the strategic outcomes of the Who...

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9 April 2009

Norwegian fund proposes $3 billion green investments

Author: Environmental Finance

Norway's finance minister had proposed that the government's $39 billion pension fund allocates $3 billion to sustainable investments – potentially the largest such allocation ever made. In a report last Friday to...Norway's parliament, the finance...

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23 August 2009

Norway’s state pension fund wise to water risk

Author: Valeria Criscione, Financial Times

The Norwegian government pension fund has added yet another cause to its range of shareholder activism: sustainable water management…The…fund has released a draft proposal on the subject that will guide the way Norges Bank Investment Management, the...

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2 March 2010

Giant Norway fund relaxes controversial exclusion policy

Author: Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor

The giant Norwegian Global Pension Fund is softening its controversial, hard-line stance on corporate exclusions in favour of putting more companies on watch and lobbying for change…The development relaxes the fund’s previous position under which it...

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19 May 2010

Norwegian central bank warns companies on child labour

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

Norges Bank, the Norwegian central bank which manages the NOK2.7trn (€354bn) assets of the Global Pension Fund, has issued a warning that it is expanding its expertise in child labour issues and that it will track companies for up to 20 years. Child...

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30 May 2010

Cocoa trade must do more about child labour

Author: Magdalena Kettis, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and Anna Pot, APG Asset Management, in Financial Times

The use of child labour in companies’ operations and supply chains is of increasing concern to investors. By preventing children from getting an education, child labour holds back sustainable development…Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and...

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1 July 2010

[PDF] Investing in Decent Work: The case for investor action on forced labour

Author: Committee on Workers' Capital

...[T]his project focuses on institutional investors, and trade union trustees in particular, as they can influence the companies they invest in to have progressive policies and practices on forced labour. In doing so, the project emphasises that...

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11 August 2010

Investors say extractives accounting proposals “insufficient”

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

Investors such as Norway’s KLP and Storebrand and asset managers Boston Common and Calvert have expressed mixed responses to draft proposals on the development of a new accounting standard for extractives activities. While broadly welcoming the...

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